Feb 15, 2013 11:30am PST
ten tons. small by nasa standards. >> it is very hard to see. those are only observable in a few days of earth. this one actually slipped by our notice and came into the atmosphere. >> others are under a microscope so to speak. >> nasa monitors 9,000 asteroids and the big ones, a thousand of those, we monitor quite carefully. we call those potentially hazardous objects and look at their orbits and there are many hundreds before we have to worry about close approaches by those objects. >> that is good news. not as good for russia today. the president has ordered aid to be sent to the area and schools are closed because it is zero and the windows are broken. >> right now, nasa is watching for another event unrelated to the meteor, a giant 150' asteroid will fly by earth in the next half hour. observatories around the earth are pointing telescopes in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
experienced an unusual light show. ktvu's allie rasmus asked nasa about the activity. >> reporter: kids were captivated by the activities, but many parents had questions and concerns about recent cosmic activity. >> it gives you the opportunity to get the big picture and see what is happening out there. >> reporter: first was the asteroid that struck russia creating a sonic boom that injured thousands. later in the day people watched afterroid ad-13 skim by. and mittt minutes after that, a much smaller meteor created a flash seen across the bay area. >> it was a cosmic coincidence. a lot of times they want to know if they are related and i tell them they are not related. >> thee in one day and makes up workmanship if the next one is around corner. >> reporter: three cosmic objects passing by or into earth in one day isn't unusual, but what is rare that they all passed over populated area and were recorded and shared with a worldwide audience. like the video on youtube of yesterday's bay area meteor captured by a driver in san francisco. >> most of the earth is 70% water and most of them
Feb 10, 2013 8:00pm PST
. but on friday an asteroid is going to come really close to earth. but as carl azuz explains nasa says there's nothing to worry about. asteroid 2012 da14 is about half the size of a football field, and it's headed right for us, or right near us, but before you start worrying about this. >> it's a meteor shower. >> reporter: know that nasa says this: >> the close approach of this object 2012 da14 on february 15th in nothing to worry about. its orbit is very well known, we know exactly where it's going to go, and it cannot heat the earth. >> reporter: with concerns about the end of the world put to rest, lets check out some science on this bad boy. first of, the asteroid is cruising along its 17,455 miles per hour. that's fast. but not as fast as rockets have to go in order to escape earth gravity and get in the space. speaking of gravity, it's going to give the asteroid a little extra pull as it passes by. so, as this thing is closer to earth, it's actually going to get faster. just how close is da14 going to get when it passes by on february 15th? more than 17,000 miles away from the planet.
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
to earth. this is video of nasa tracking the asteroid as it moves across the sky -- it is about the size of a football field. at its closest point, the asteroid, which is named 20-12 d-a-14, was just more than 17-thousand miles above the earth's surface. that's lower than some satellites. and while it's too far away to see with naked eye -- there is at least one spot you can go to check it out tonight. we'll show you where -- coming up at 5:30 will you could certainly see the sun out there for today is shining brightly. warm temperatures around the bay area. it is in the '70s in many locations. san francisco not a cloud in the sky. temperatures in san francisco at 70 degrees. low '70's in a lot of places. '70s for a sunnyvale and san jose. 75 degrees in oakland. absolutely beautiful day today. it's going to hang out for most of the weekend. in the meantime look for clear skies tonight. a little bit of patchy fog and a warm day tomorrow but another warm day look for highs in the '70s. things will be pulled down in san francisco but still a warm day. and a few minutes will share next week.
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
ever seen before. >> i'm a very much a visual scientist. >> he is working at nasa and now studying, mark has an impressive list of discoveries under his belt. the rings around jupiter. multiple rings and planets circli circli cirque uranis and now around pluto. one of mark's great skills seems to be his ability to strip away all of the visual noise that comes with taking pictures in space. and revealing what is hitten beneath. he also has a great instinct for knowing what to look for and where. like when he found a new moon orbiting saturn. >> i told my spouse that morning, i'm going to be looking for a moon near saturn today. so then i called home and said, guess what i did today? i found a moon around saturn. >> that no one had ever seen? >> that no one had ever seen. >> mark has been privileged to name many of them. a privilege he decided to share with the rest of us. remember those two moons orbiting pluto? right now they are calls p4 and p5. now a chance for the rest of us to share in mark's latest discovery, one unlikely to be his last. >> two moons in two years for me, that'
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot and killed at the olympian's home. she was a model and budding reality tv star. pistorius will remain in jail until his bail hearing early next week. >>> after spending five wild days adrift out at sea, a lot of those passengers stranded aboard the carnival cruise ship had a chance to sleep in a hotel room. some stop and kissed the ground. the massive cruise ship was disabled by an engine fire that knocked out power and spilled sewage all over and stopped the heating and air conditioning systems onboard. >> it was the
Feb 12, 2013 11:30am PST
speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has >>> the ceo of san francisco porn company was arrested for drug possession and prompted. peter adler uploaded a video of himself firing guns. police paid the building a visit after seeing the video online. officers say they found cocaine on the property and took him into the custody. kink.com was featured in a documentary tha
Feb 14, 2013 11:30am PST
, but remain calm a huge asteroid is taking a trip past the earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so huge that the space rock is 150 meters if diameter and rendezvouses with planet earth tomorrow. astronomers say the space rock will not impact the earth but will make a very close pass. >> a new study shows use of the morning after poll has more than doubled. the survey found 11 percent of sexually active woman took the pill from 2006 to 2010, up from 4 percent when the survey was done in 2002. the data fund a fourth of sexually active women took the pill which will fuel further debate over the health care law that will require employers to provide free birth control pills. >> have you looked outside? there was a little bit of fog and the sun was out. >> just barely over the water, it is almost gone, and a warming trend and temperatures are on the way up to not record levels but warmer than average. now a look outside to show you what is going on wait. wait. wait. there you go, what we are looking at is pictures from south beach this morning
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
the earth is floating around, orbiting the sun in a cosmic shooting gallery. >> nasa is working on launching a rocket in 2016 to take samps from asteroids. also to analyze rocks untouched by humans. >> asteroids, meteorites,. >> incredible stuff. >> mark is here now with spring training. >> doesn't it feel like baseball season out there? in life say they don't burn your pitches. our fred inglis is in arizona with a couple of giants who definitely didn't burn any bridges and that's one of the reasons they're back. >> reporter: you got that right. you know the world series giants still have 22 players from last year's team. but they did add one veteran outfielder who happened to be a very big part of the 2010 world series giants. andres torres and angel pagan met in their locker room today. last year they were traded for each other along with ramone ramirez. pagan the 31-year-old had a great season. he won a world series ring and signed a new four year $40 million contract. meanwhile the 35-year-old andres torres had an injury- plagued year. he comes back for a one year $2 million deal and jus
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> pam: nasa's shuttle program is gone, but satellites are still blasting off into space. the latest one took off this afternoon from vandenberg air force base in california. it's expected to provide nasa and the u-s geological survey with pictures of the earth's surface for the next 40 years. the images collected can be used to assist in urban planning, disaster recovery and help monitor water and you're on timeout leo! back. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> reporter: the average price is $3.99. that is up nearly 37¢. some of the reasons i found out our refinery shutdown and the switch over to the summer blend. the prices could continue to climb for the month of february and stabilize for the month of march. >> in san jose, copper wire thieves are becoming more brazen. with nearly $4 per pound. this is contributing to a year regular traffic patterns.
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news >> elsewhere, the current conditions with 59 degrees. 57 and antioch, 50s. oakland, 58. clear skies for the overnight conditions. pretty mild the chance for fog but not much. sunshine for the day tomorrow and on the warm sun for a lot of locations. '70s. after that, we are cooling down and showers are in the seven day forecast. the satellite and writer shore that high- pressure. coming out of that section with the satellite and radar. here is the future cast. 7:00 a.m., a cool down into the 50s. there are no 30's. by noon, we can see that green with 60s. the yellow, is 70's. many of us will be in the upper 70's closer. and we will cool things down by 5:00 p.m.. 60s. 50s for the lighter blue. for the morning lows. downtown san francisco, 40's on the map and some areas in the north bay toward but we are used to that. '70s in the south bay. evergreen, 73 degrees in for their fri
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
:25. beginning at 11:00 a.m. nasa will broadcast live images of the asteroid online as it sweeps by. >> it doesn't look that big when you look at it like that. >> let's turn things over to jeff live from at&t park. instead of love being in the air, love is in the field. >> yes, it is. i know a lot of you at home are just tuning in right now. we're actually in centerfield at at&t park. they have lent the field to an incredible organization. back behind me they're still preparing for hearst after dark which starts at 7:30. i was out on the dance floor earlier. i think everybody ran the other way. a huge organization coming out for tonight's hearst after dark to raise a lot of money for the greater good here in the community. stephanie bray with san francisco general hospital foundation joins us. stephanie, this is something that you guys at the hospital are working towards all year long. >> yes, absolutely. the work that goes on at the hospital we try to share as much as we can. and get as many people involved. and there are a lot of people involved in putting this event together. >> so this event
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli